Nagraj Manjule’s sports drama Jhund is all set to release on ZEE5 on May 6. The film featured Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Barse who is a Nagpur based retired sports teacher. He motivates the youth of the slum to drive their energies toward football in the movie.
Jhund was released in theatres on March 4 but it was released in select theatres and couldn’t make a huge hit at the box office.
Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India described Jhund as an inspiring film that sends a “powerful message to our youth”.
“The stories right from the heartlands resonate with audiences and I am happy to bring it exclusively to our ZEE5 audiences. As a customer-first brand, we will continue to invest in understanding our viewers and their interest areas to build a slate of real, authentic and relatable content. The roster for the next few months is strong and we are hopeful, Jhund will drive in much love and appreciation from the audiences,” Kalra said in a statement on Thursday.
Jhund marked the Hindi directorial debut of Nagaraj Manjule after he gave hits in the Marathi film industry with films like Sairat and Fandry.
The film also starred Sairat stars Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar and a host of first-time actors in Bollywood.
“After receiving much love from the audiences, I am glad that now people will get to watch it over and over again with its digital release on Zee5,” Manjule added.
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